One Year Later

Well it has officially been one year since I started on the grand adventure of being a business owner. I have had my share of milestones with a few panic attacks sprinkled in between, but I can say without a doubt it was the best, most empowering decision I have ever made. And as with any good experience I have learned quite a bit, so I decided to share with you all the top 5 lessons the first year of owning a business has taught me.

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Turntables and Patience

So let the turntable spin even if it's not what you want to hear, let the music teach you to be patient, and when the needle finally reaches that magical spot on the vinyl, be present and appreciate not just your song, but the journey that brought you to it.   

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Are You Feeling Lucky?

We all have our crosses to bear, our demons to face. We can spend the rest of our lives carrying those crosses like a show piece saying "LOOK! look at my pain!". We can wage war against our demons every day and spend the evenings licking our wounds. Or we can free ourselves of them completely by not letting them define us.

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Picture this...

... I realized it was because when I looked at these pictures I was hoping to find someone else. I thought a picture would show me a confident, strong, happy person and then I could believe it. I thought that if that picture made my waist look smaller and my legs more toned than I could forever see myself that way.

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Kindness is Not Free

And kindness is free right? So why aren't we kind all of the time? It's because kindness is not free, it is something we give to one another. The famous saying is "you can't pour from an empty cup", you can't give what you don't have.

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Where do I belong?

I'm just a woman who has a hard time seeing her body as beautiful. Whose doubts about her physical appearance, roll into doubting her self-worth. So where do I belong? Who do I get encouragement from? It turns out the answer was right in front of me all along. 

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Scared Straight

I realized that my biggest fear is staying on the path I'm currently on for the rest of my life. Don't get me wrong I am happy with my life, but in my lasts breaths on this earth I don't want to say "I was comfortable". I want to say I tried, I jumped. And maybe I didn't always fly, but you can bet your last dollar I felt alive my whole life. 

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